Most people who have heard of humanist ceremonies – and indeed about humanism – have done so because they have attended a humanist funeral. Our celebrants conduct many thousands each year.

This brief video from Humanists UK explains more:

Humanist funerals are held in crematoria and burial grounds and hold the same status in law as any other funeral ceremony.

And whilst most people are referred to a humanist celebrant by the funeral director, you are entitled to choose your own celebrant without their input.

Each humanist funeral is written to reflect the person who has died, the life they lived and the relationships they had. It will focus simply and sincerely on that person. There is no talk of an after life or hymns and prayers, but the occasion will still be dignified and fitting.

To find out which celebrants are accredited to conduct humanist funerals in Gloucestershire please click here.